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The 1998 was simpler and a little lighter. Most preferred to have the 1997 poured, after an initial side-by-side, but 2 or 3 went …

Served side-by-side with the 1998, with a tomato-based chicken main course, both showed Tuscan acidity and food affinity, but were distinctly different wines – …

Bussola’s ripasso method Valpolicella, and clearly a ‘serious’ version. But not so serious that it can’t be drunk without meditation. A good balance. Opened …

Had this with Princess and a crowd in POTG Bow Lane, at Paul’s choice. Another example of Marchesi di Grésy’s good work. A complex, …

Was proffered this in POTG Bow Lane wine bar on my first visit and was persuaded by that taste to part with 80 notes. …

Anzivino was founded in 1998 by entrepreneur Enzo Anzivino, when he acquired an old grappa distillery site. He renovated it, built a new winery …

Nervi is the oldest surviving winery in Gattinara, established in 1906 when Italo Nervi was able to buy land cheaply in the area, after …

Gattinara is one of the “G” twins in the Piemontese wine constellation, being barely 5km across the Sesia river from Ghemme. Gattinara was amongst …

In the village of Rocchetta Tanaro, just South-east of Asti in the Monferrato, the late Giacomo Bologna, having inherited vineyards from his father, established …

Ca’ del Baio was our third visit in Barbaresco, on David Way’s recommendation. Based near Treiso in the Southern part of Barbaresco, this winery …